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used to be at least ten feet wider. in fact, it had a staircase going up the hill. that has all been swallowed by four trees root and all, tons of mud. it pulled up the support poles, the fencing, and in the back, it used to be a 6-foot tall storage shed. it has been crumpled like an aluminum can. the land is sliding from three homes above into the back of these homes. as you can tell from that storage shed, it's sliding into the back of the house. residents tell me they believe all of this is connected to a devastating landslide 28 years ago. >> i am not going to wait. >> blanca is trying to box up what her family can live with and live without because tonight she is in a race against the storm cloud. you would, too, if your backyard looked as if it was hit by a major earthquake. instead, her backyard in san pablo has been sliced away by days and days of rain. they will hope tarping will slow the landslide. >> i can hear the cracks. i can see that my hill is gone. so i don't want to wait for the rest of it to go down the hill. >> what was her backyard has now slid. >> this used
to clean up their businesses. you see the giant vacuum cleaner that people are using to suck water out of the carpet. there is mud covered everywhere here in downtown after a very traumatic day. >> at first, it was just a spectacle of nature. a downpour turned the normally calm river that runs downtown into an ugly, muddy rage. diverted water flow from a creek to underground. the crews reported hearing strange noises and then it blew. >> our house. >> thousands upon thousands of gallons of water cascaded down the hill and headed straight for homes and businesses in the downtown area. julie crane captured this footage of the water lapping at her front door t. went up a foot high and flooded her home. >> you were crying? >> oh, i was frightened. >> it's gone down a little bit. >> witnesses say a 2-foot wall of water and mud rushed through, inundating businesses with water at times that was knee deep. scott shot this video in front of the family business. >> seven minutes, it came up to here. and it came underneath our walls and our back door. the whole place became part of the riv
are prepared and it gives them a chance to use their toys and get out there and clean it up. >> yeah, they were definitely having a good time out there. you could say that. > thanks. >> the president says the united states is just days away from handing over control of military operations in libya to other countries. despite the cost, he says that americans will ultimately feel satisfied that this mission helped people. >> because of the extraordinary capabilities and valor of our men and women in uniform, we have already saved lives. >> the pentagon is blaming equipment failure for the f15 that crashed in libya today. two american pilots suffered minor injuries. in the meantime, the u.s. military says it is considering all options in response to attacks from civilians in the coastal city. this video reportedly shot there surfaced on youtube. >>> first contaminated well water, now a cock roach infestation. robert lials with another tenant's horror story. one of the bay area's most controversial landlords. >> we liked it because a lot of light got into the apartment. >> nick thou
with a card i use, the date, the product, and my phone number and call me. >> reporter: they are giving refunds for them even if you already ate it. >> a warning to homeowners tonight. what's in the mail that the state says you should take a long hard look at. >>> and the show will go on just not in the castro. why britney spears show is being moved at the last minute. >>> and not just the first actress to earn more than a million dollars for a role. tonight a look at her role in the fight against aids and the legacy she leaves in the bay area. e payments: . >>> the state is now telling bay area homeowners having trouble making their mortgage payments be careful of a new batch of letters in the mail. julie shows you what they offer. >> reporter: cheryl and bennie say it was ray of hope, a let erin viting them to join a lawsuit. >> first got it thought wow, maybe we can keep the home. >> reporter: when they called for details they were told getting in would cost a flat fee of $7,000. >> i looked at ben and we said yeah, if it's going to save our house i don't care. so, that's when we
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